-Roger Pitre- 1 X 7 binocular MN65, Nexstar 8SE, SV70ED, Lunt 60 PT EQ6 Pro, Vixen GP2, Canon 50D, Modified XSi, SBIG ST-2000XM, 70-200 f/4L, BackyardEOS "He's got shoulders on him like a smelt..."--Anonymous <a href="" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJP-Observatory/462651307139970?ref=ts&fref=ts</a> http://ajpobservatory.is-great.org/
Quote:With the ED80 [down size !] on top it will make a good 'quick look' scope.
Quote: Is it equal to todays EQ3 / Skyview / Astroview versions or more in the CG-4 [?] or EQ-5 load capacity. I have the opportunity to buy one in excellent condition for my Orion ED100 [ visual use only ].
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Preston Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 Stellarvue SV115T & SV70ED Vintage: Asahi-Pentax, Celestron, Criterion, Edmund Scientific, Tasco, Unitron My Telescope Gallery
152nn f9 Starfire Apo on Schaefer AT-4 Mount 94mm f7 Brandon Apo on ASGT (or Polaris when AGST is on the fritz.) WO Zenithstar 66 f6 ED Pretzval on UA Microstar Tasco 7TE-5 60mm. f16.7 EQ Refractor. Celestron C-60E f15 on Polaris Celestron CO 62 Cometron f5 Meade 390 90mm f11 on Mizar m-4 Tasco 8V eyepieces, books, some old scopes and mounts - ect.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:Used mine last night - extremely lightweight and reasonable stable. I added a simple Celestron motor drive for tracking.
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
Quote:Quote:Used mine last night - extremely lightweight and reasonable stable. I added a simple Celestron motor drive for tracking.
A four year old thread and finaly a picture! Carved out of a solid block of aluminum this one may have a higher payload but I still would not stick a C-8 on it.
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote:I modded an eq-3 drive with an uprated crystal to compensate for the 144 teeth on the polaris versus 130 on the EQ-3. It was a $1 fix, and it tracks great.